March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roetzel & Andress, LPA, continues a period of expansion in both its Columbus office and its White Collar & Corporate Compliance Group with the addition of new partner James L. Ervin Jr. Mr. Ervin joins recent White Collar & Corporate Compliance Group hires Nicole Hughes Waid and Thomas M. Larned. Mr. Ervin concentrates his practice in the areas of regulatory enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, business litigation and public law. He has worked with clients to develop, train and implement policies, procedures and protocols related to corporate compliance practices and has also represented numerous clients in federal and state healthcare and fraud related matters.
"With his vast experience in navigating the complexities of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the False Claims Act, the UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as his experience with ITAR issues, James brings a lot to the table with his addition to our compliance team," said Brian E. Dickerson, Manager of the firm’s White Collar Litigation & Corporate Compliance Practice Group.
"We are delighted to welcome James to our firm and the Columbus office," added Erika L. Haupt, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel’s Columbus office. "With James’s experience in several practice areas, we look forward to expanding our client service capability and enhancing the depth of our compliance, business litigation and public law teams."
Mr. Ervin, formerly a partner with Benesch Friedlander Caplan & Aronoff in Columbus, Ohio, is involved in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the boards of St. Stephen’s Community House, The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Mr. Ervin is also on the Executive Committee of the Franklin County Republican Party. He is rated as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, having received the highest accolades of his peers in the legal profession. Mr. Ervin earned his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and his B.A. from The University of Arizona.
Roetzel is a full-service law firm with more than 200 attorneys in offices located throughout Ohio and Florida and in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals. For more information, visit ralaw.com.
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